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Lutterworth Rotary Club plants Oak Tree in Rainbow Gardens Lutterworth

Photograph: See script for description.Lutterworth Rotary Club was pleased to supply and plant an Oak Tree at The Rainbow Gardens on Saturday 9 October.

The tree is the first of many British trees and shrubs to be planted on the site.

The project is to regenerate land alongside the Lutterworth College car park, which was formally the Rainbows Nursery. The project will be used for educational purposes, creating an ecological nature garden.  Both the Sherrier School and Lutterworth College students are engaged in the project as part of the school curriculum, for their grounding in the Environment and climate change.

The children selected an Oak Tree as symbolic in our Country’s culture and will mark the Queens Platinum Jubilee Year in 2022. 

Laura Kendrick (Lutterworth College School Business School and Mark Janssens (Sherrier School Governor) are spearheading the project which will provide a natural habitat and haven to wildlife in the centre of Lutterworth.

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The photograph shows Rotarians Sue Sharp and Sally Hollis from Lutterworth Rotary who were pleased to plant the Rainbows Garden’s first tree.


Big Bike Ride 22nd August

In 2021, it was a delight to be able to run our 9th Big Bike Ride event on 22nd August.  In spite of a dismal weather forecast there was no rain and over 360 riders took to their bikes to enjoy a choice of 4 routes.  New to this year was a “welcome home” for the riders as they crossed our inflatable arch finishing line.

Charlotte Nunn (Town Mayor’s daughter) offered free sports massages to the weary, while Neil Green our main sponsor provided a Hog Roast and we were treated to music from the Hatstand Band.

Our grateful thanks—once again—to Heather Craven for allowing us to use her lovely garden, and of course to our wonderful members, and friends, who made the event yet another success for Rotary and the charities we support. Enjoy the photographs which cover cyclists from 2½ to 80.

PR Officer for Lutterworth Rotary, Peter J Osborn.

Photograph: Cyclists queue for the Hog Roast after returning from their cycle ride.Photograph: Club President, Val Cooper, with Town Mayor, Richard Nunn.


100th Anniversay of the Lutterworth Town's War Memorial.

Rotary Serving the local community.

Lutterworth Rotary Club was more than happy to assist the Town Council in the preparations for the 100th anniversary of the erection of the War Memorial.  To that end a group of six Rotarians and a member’s son met early Sunday morning 13th June to prepare and paint the eight bollards that stand in the vicinity of the Memorial.

Peter J Osborn   Rotary PR Officer

Photograph: Old blue pavement bollard with lots of rust patches.

Definitely needs a repaint.

Photograph: Lutterworth Rotary Club members painting the bollards with fresh blue paint.

Hard at work. It won't take long.

Photograph: The job's finished. The rusty old pavement bollards are now a nice shiny blue colour once again.

Don't they look smart.

 


 

Lutterworth Rotary Club Member is elected to Town Counsel.

Photograph: Rotarian and Town Councillor, Val Cooper.

Lutterworth Rotary Club is proud to announce that our Club President Elect for 2021/22, Rotarian Val Cooper, has been elected as a Lutterworth Town Councellor. We extend every good wish to Val in this important role.

 

 

 


 

The 2019 Great Lutterworth Santa Fun Run

For a report on the 2019 Santa Fun Run CLICK HERE


Lutterworth Rotary Club supports The Malawi Bwengu Project

What a wonderful Christmas present for the pupils and staff. The Bwengu Projects is a small educational charity based in Rugby that has been working since 2005 to help improve access to and the quality of education in the mountainous northern district of Malawi in East Africa. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world and schools in the rural north are generally very dilapidated with poor buildings & facilities and with classes often over 100. The charity is run by Tony & Sue Melia with their daughter Sam & her husband Rob. They have set up a very effective project based system that Lutterworth Rotary Club has supported for the last two years. We have, so far, financed the construction of class-room desks and have contributed funds to the feeding pro-gramme for orphans, of which there are 1 million in Mala-wi, mainly due to the ravages of HIV/Aids. Currently we are financing the building of a four cubicle toilet block for girls at the Luzi Secondary School. ...the ‘Luzi Loos’ project. What has been particularly impressive is that having committed the funds in mid September, the project is now virtually complete and we have been able to see progress at every stage. Bwengu Projects Malawi is very much a model for the sort of overseas project based development that the club is keen to support.

Photograph: Before and after photographs. The before photo shows an empty space. The after photograph shows a newly built tolilet block with two doors.

 

Little Faces School Receive Gifts from Lutterworth Rotary

Photograph: Woman posing with shoe boxes and gifts donated by Lutterworth Rotary.

 

We have recently received news from one of our members, Sally Searle, that the sixty shoe boxes filled with gifts for children have been received at the Little Faces School in Mombasa Kenya, together with teddies created by Elaine Turner's group of knitters plus 12 boxes for adults, which are not shown .

International Committee Report.